Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Eh, let's just call it filler...

Borrowed from Ryan because, well, I thought his was funny.

1.Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
Well that would be my journal: "...stuff (and the rest of them all..."
And if that doesn't count, Memorial Day by Vince Flynn: "...and then some. The man proved himself a virtual fountain of intel-..."
2.Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you reach?
The bed.
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Probably...Fairly Odd Parents with Shiloh last time I was home.
4. Without looking, guess what time it is:
5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
The air conditioner.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
A few hours ago, when I was returning from the Village where I had coffee with Jamie and Kyle. Beautiful evening.
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Ryan and Paul's blogs
9. What are you wearing?
Articles of clothing.
10. Did you dream last night?
Oh yes, as I have for some time now.
11. When did you last laugh?
A few minutes ago reading Paul's account of his blood donation.
12. What are on the walls of the room you are in?
A group of large pictures of wild animals indigenous to North America, 2 calendars (horses), a group of SoF pictures, a horse quilt, and a giant pencil drawing of Amunhotep III done by my Aunt Beth.
13. Seen anything weird lately?
Yes. I saw a perfect tub of completely (as of that time) unadulterated sorbet at the coffee shop.
14. What do you think of this quiz?
The virtue of a quiz, I believe, is not in the questions, but in the answers.
15. What is the last film you saw?
If Stargate SG-1 on DVD counts, then that. If not, then I think it had to have been Mickey Blue Eyes?
16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
I think that the first thing I would buy would be a set of green golden D&D die. And a candybar.
17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.
I feel more adept at creating male characters than female.
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Is this past, present, and future? Natural or man-made issues? So many things to think about, hard to say...
19. Do you like to dance?
Oh yes.
20. George Bush:
What about him?
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Not Gwendolyn.
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Why sure.
24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
Hopefully something along the lines of: "Renee! Oh it's so good to see you! Come on in and make yourself to home! Supper's gonna be on in about 20 minutes."
25. Do you like the people of your same sex?
Well sure. Mostly. Some of them not. Some are alright. Ok, so I don't have that much experience with women...
26.Tag six people who must also do this in THEIR journal:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

One of my favorite...

...sites in the autumn/winter is this one where you can make your own cyber snowflakes. I find it relaxing and fun (then I did some jobs for money...). I encourage you to give it a shot. Some of them are amazingly gorgeous. I personally have not done any that are uberspectacular, but if you click on "Find a Flake" and search for the name "Meridian" the ones that I have made will fall. If you wanted to go way back you could look for "Andromeda", the name I used in 2005. If you make some, leave a comment with the name you used so I can go and look at them too!

Hilarious and awesome.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

An announcement...

As most of you will know, I have always been the admirer of the ongoing story. So I've decided to try making one. Allow me to introduce you to:

Knowing Andrew

As of this moment in time the plan is for the story to be updated twice a week, every Monday and Friday. The first chapter is already up, and you may recognize it as a stand alone scene that I posted here not terribly long ago. The second chapter will be added the 19th. For now I am counting this as a month long trial. If, after a month, I feel that it is too much added to my current regime of Aiden, then it will be discontinued, hopefully not permanently.

This is fairly ground breaking for me. I've never attempted anything quite like this before and I am excited. So far I am proud of the story and I like where it is going.

If I can beg a favor of you, please read it, and if you can stomach it, read the updates. If it's not so bad that you would be ashamed to do so, I personally would appreciate you telling a friend about it. You see, I have this goal. This goal to have a reader that I don't actually know/am related to. I just think that would be pretty cool.

As always, thanks to each of you for reading!

By way of a PS: Peace has recently started his own MWF ongoing story. Check it out. Definitely worth a read.

Oh, and a PSS: From now on there will be a link in my sidebar to Knowing Andrew, just so you're aware, under the other stories labels.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


As it turns out I identify more as an academic than a woman.

~ Well I personally have a healthy respect for frag grenades... ~
~ Jagden Morealas

Friday, October 05, 2007

The Search...

~ Today I went looking for the surreal. Of all the things that I write about, I like writing about surreal things most. Since nothing that would qualify as extraordinarily surreal has happened to me lately I decided to go find it instead of waiting passively by the way for it to find me. Where can you find the surreal? In stores of course. So that's where I went.
I set out after work with nothing less than determination. First I got lunch. It was delicious. But not surreal. As I am wont to do, I turned up a street that I do not know that seemed to be going in the general direction of my destination (aka Big Lots). As the streets of Lafayette are fairly well ordered, and since I have a quite sufficient sense of direction I do not get lost doing this. I do find things though. Today I found a house on a street corner with an iron fence. It didn't have much yard to speak of, but that bit of earth that it did stand on was covered and all but obscured with greenery. A verdant bower created by trees and ivy and bushes and flowers. I couldn't tell you what the house looked like, as most of it was hidden from view.
I finally got to Big Lots after meandering that very round about way and began shopping for serendipity. They didn't seem to have any in stock. I did get deodorant though. I needed some of that anyway. I paid for my purchases and another car almost backed into mine while I was pulling out. Not surreal. Annoying, but not surreal.
If you can't find the surreal anywhere else always fall back on the Goodwill. It's like your normalcy bomb shelter. If you can't find something surreal there, then you're just not looking.
I got a trench coat for five dollars. ~

If I ever have my own comedy troupe I might call them the Deadly Nightshades.

(FunFact: Deadly nightshade's scientific name Atropa belladonna comes from the name of the Greek Fate, Atropos, who's job it is to cut the thread of life, and the Italian words for "beautiful lady" because in olden times women would use it as a cosmetic substance by putting drops of its highly toxic extract into their eyes to dilate their pupils, thus implying arousal and making eye contact all that much more intriguing.)